Hans Henrich Hock Ph.D.

 Hans Henrich Hock

Contact Information

1207 W. Oregon St., Room 329

Office Hours

  • Tu Th 3-4 p.m.
Professor Emeritus
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Additional Campus Affiliations


M.A., Northwestern University, 1964

Ph.D., Yale University, 1971

D.Litt., Deccan Postgraduate and Research College, 2018

Research Interests

  • Indo-European and general historical linguistics; Sanskrit and South Asian linguistics; Contact linguistics; Language and ideology


  • MA, Northwestern University 1964; Ph.D., Yale University, 1971

Distinctions / Awards

  • D.Litt., Deccan Postgraduate and Research College, 2018; Honorary Life Membership, Societas Linguistica Europaea, 2018; Fellow, Linguistic Society of America, 2013; Convener, Veda Section, 15th and 16th World Sanskrit Conference; Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, JNU, 2010


  • Linguistics 240

Selected Publications


Hock, Hans Henrich The languages and linguistics of South Asia: A comprehensive guide Berlin DeGruyter Mouton 2016.
Veda and Vedic literature: Select papers from the panel on “Veda and Vedic Literature” at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference New Delhi DKPublishers 2016.
Hock, Hans Henrich Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship: An Introduction to historical and comparative linguistics compiled by Brian Joseph. Compiled by Brian Joseph, Berlin/New York Mouton de Gruyter 2009.
Language history, language change, and language relationship: An introduction to historical and comparative linguistics Berlin Mouton DeGruyter 2009.
Hock, Hans Henrich An early Upanisadic reader, with notes, glossary, and an appendix of related Vedic texts Delhi Motilal Banarsidass 2007.
Principles of historical linguistics Berlin Mouton DeGruyter 1991.

Edited Books

Hock, Hans Henrich Vedic studies: Language, culture, and philosophy New Delhi D. K. Printworld 2014.

Journal Articles

Hock, Hans Henrich, and Indranil Dutta Prosodic incorporation of English utterance final vocatives The EFL Journal 4 2 2013, p. 1-20.
Hock, Hans Henrich Proto-Indo-European verb finality: Reconstruction, typology, validation Journal of Historical Linguistics 3 1 2013, p. 49-76.
Hock, Hans Henrich Sanskrit and Panini: Core and periphery Sanskrita Vimarsha 6 2012, p. 85-102.

Book Contributions

Hock, Hans Henrich Issues in Sanskrit agreement Issues in Sanskrit agreement. In: Indic across the millennia: From the Rigveda to Modern Indo-Aryan edited by Jared Klein. Issues in Sanskrit agreement Edited by Jared Klein, Bremen Hempen Verlag 2012, p. 49-58.